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The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

4,277 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4277
Reviews: 1608
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 9.49%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in bourbon, Oregon oak, and Pinot Noir barrels.

65 IBU

Vintages (production numbers from Deschutes):
2006 - Released December 2006 (approx 90 BBL)
2007 - Released January 2008 (approx 350 BBL)
2008 - Released November 2008 (approx 350 BBL)
2009 - Released November 2009 (approx 600 BBL)
2010 - Released December 2010 (approx 600 BBL)
2011 - Released November 2011 (approx 600 BBL)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-24-2006)
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SiepJones

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage

Pours a black body with a chocolate head. Good head retention with some decent lacing. Aromas of roast malt and oak from the nose. I can detect a slight scent of alcohol as well. Roasted malt, a touch of black licorice and lots of smooth molasses on the front of the flavor. Dark chocolate and bourbon on the finish. The body is will balanced and smooth, however there is an alcohol bite on the finish. I liked Abyss, but I didn't love it. I would certainly drink it again (a sipper) especially if it had some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 00:03:53 | More by SiepJones
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The Abyss from Deschutes Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 4,277 ratings.